Members of the Longhorn Theatre Company, Lindsay Popke and Reid Wiles work on the sets for the group’s upcoming production, “Star-Spangled Canteen.”
The Payson High School (PHS) Longhorn Theatre Company will present a production of the “Star-Spangled Canteen” on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the auditorium.
This hilarious comedy is set during World War II and centers on the Bugle sisters, who turn their Grandpa Buddy’s Seaside Hotel into the Star-Spangled Canteen where sailors and soldiers can relax.
Not only do the girls want to help the war effort, but they want to save Seaside from the hands of a ruthless businessman, Skylar Schutt, who intends to buy it for back taxes.
But when Schutt accuses Grandpa Buddy of being a German spy, the girls — with a little help from the Ladies’ League for Coastal Defense — declare all-out war. Soon, a platoon of spies surfaces. Everybody grows suspicious of everyone else until a nighttime reconnaissance mission traps the real traitor.
As an added bonus to the zany script, the Longhorn Thespians have added some live entertainment — the audience will be entertained by a Hillbilly jug band, some Vaudeville dancing, a group of “Bugle Girls” that will sing some top hits from the 1940s, and, of course, swing dancing.
The show runs Thursday, Feb. 7 to Saturday, Feb. 9.
Show times are 7 p.m., Thursday and Saturday, with a 4 p.m. matinee on Friday. Prices are $6 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.
All proceeds from ticket sales go right back into the Longhorn Theatre.
The Longhorn Theatre Company has been producing a full season of plays for more than 20 years and rely heavily on ticket sales and Credit for Kids donations.